“You are here to enrich the world.”

You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. – Woodrow Wilson


Convocation, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Wells Fargo Arena, 2013.

Our convocation ceremony was not just for the School of Music but included the Schools of Design, Dance, Theatre & Film, Art, and Arts, Media & Engineering. I hadn’t been too excited about going, but I’m very glad I did: the variety of majors they announced as graduates walked across the stage was surprising (Landscape Architecture? Fibers? Ceramics?), and I was reminded that singers aren’t the only ones who major in something “impractical.”

I looked around at the arena of people who had made this bold choice, and it gave me hope to see that there are so many people in this cynical world who are full of hope and passion.

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